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Black, White and Red Frenzy

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Hello again!! Back at ya today with yet another black, white and red project. I've been on this color combo kick for a while now (in case you haven't noticed lol). This is an older project that I just found in my picture archives and realized that I never shared it :). This was a really simple card to make. All of the cardstock is smooth cardstock from Stampin' Up. The bling is by Bazzill. The flowers came plain white (by Prima) and I simply stamped over them with a script stamp using red ink (the picture makes them look off white but they're really white). There's also some twine stuck in the back of the flower to give it a little umph. The white cardstock was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. On the black cardstock, I used a Fiskars border punch. Put it all together and the card is done! Easy peasy right?! Just a quick project for ya - thanks for stopping by! Do something crafty today :).

Christmas in July

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Hello again! Yes, I realize it's no longer July :) .... I still wanted to share this card that I made for the Christmas in July Card Swap at Fancy Paper Crafters. I can't wait for Christmas!! I think it's wintertime that I'm ultimately longing for lol. The years that I'm actually put together enough to send out Christmas cards, I send out handmade cards. Some of my friends suggested we start our cards early this year and I jumped at the chance. I found the triple layer stamping technique on Split Coast Stampers and knew I had to try it out! Once I had my idea, I needed some design inspiration. What better place to turn than Pinterest (can you tell I'm addicted)?! I have been on a kick lately of using black, red and white. However, I knew I didn't want to use black on this Christmas Card but liked the idea of sticking with the red and white. I found this gorgeous card on the PartiCraft blog (from Pinterest). She didn't provide directions but since I found …

Diaper Wreaths

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Hey y'all! So I have 3 coworkers that are having babies. Of course, I had to figure out something handmade to make! Someone else was already doing a diaper cake so I knew I had to go a different route. So, off to Pinterest I went! I searched for general "diaper" projects and came across several ideas for diaper wreaths and decided to give it a try. It was much easier than I thought it would have been and was able to get all three done in just one evening. The supplies were pretty minimal: a wire wreath form for the base, diapers (how many depends on your wreath size and diaper size), ribbon to match the color scheme you're going for and decorations/embellishments. I used an 18" wire wreath form. If I choose to do this project again, I'll use something smaller, probably a 13" wreath. I think it would look better. Also, I might try using a straw wreath form to allow the diapers to be fuller and not quite as flat around the wreath. Once you have that worked o…

Butterfly Love

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Hey y'all! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far. Tomorrow is hump day! (are you say "hump day" like they say in the commercial? LOL). I have a quick project to share with you today. I made these for an acetate swap at Fancy Paper Crafters. They were really quite simple! I don't have all the paper details as I used stuff from my stash (it was basic cardstock and I have no idea about the designer paper - sorry!). I'm in love with these butterflies!!
I think it's the sparkly nature that has me dazzled lol. To make these pretties, I took a piece of Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Designs and embossed it with my Cuttlebug folder. I used my new Stampin Up! butterfly punch and punched out a bunch of these. The layers of paper on the front and inside were made using Spellbinders (those things are so convenient!). As much as I love my Cricut, sometimes I don't feel like dragging it out just to cut out some squares. The stamped image on front was also by …